Kidney Care Partners Forms Organization to Develop Quality Performance Measures for Dialysis Providers

Published by Nephrology News & Issues March 25, 2014 Kidney Care Partners said it has formed a new organization of community leaders that will develop facility-level quality performance measures for dialysis providers, called Kidney Care Quality Alliance (KCQA). Kidney Care Partners, which will be funding the alliance, is a coalition of patient advocates, dialysis professionals,…

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Kidney Care Partners Announces Major Initiative to Develop Quality Metrics that Assess Dialysis Provider Performance

Move Comes on Heels of Coalition’s ‘Strategic Blueprint’ for Quality Improvement Washington, DC – On the heels of the release of A Strategic Blueprint for Advancing Kidney Care Quality, Kidney Care Partners (KCP) today announced a major quality initiative with formation of the Kidney Care Quality Alliance (KCQA), an organization of community leaders who will…

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Kidney Care Partners Applauds CMS’ Reversal on Proposed Policy Changes Affecting Immunosuppressant Drugs

Decision Alleviates Concerns Over Potential for Organ Rejections, Preserves Physician Discretion Over Patient Care Washington, DC – Kidney Care Partners (KCP) voiced strong support for Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Marilyn Tavenner’s announcement that CMS would not finalize proposals to lift the protected class definition on three drug classes, including life-sustaining immunosuppressive…

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Nation’s Largest Kidney Coalition to Host Webinar to Discuss the Release of the Comprehensive ‘Strategic Blueprint’ for Improving Kidney Care Quality

Washington, DC – On Thursday, March 13 at 1 p.m. ET, Kidney Care Partners (KCP) will host a Webinar to discuss the release of the Strategic Blueprint for Advancing Kidney Care Quality. The strategic blueprint was the result of a community-wide initiative launched at a national KCP-sponsored quality summit in March 2013, supported by 33…

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Medicare Cuts Affect Funding for Dialysis Patients

Published by Miles K. Williams March 6, 2014 Medicare cuts, issued recently and put into effect this year by the administration, will drastically cut funding for kidney dialysis necessary for the survival of hundreds of thousands of kidney failure patients across the country and here in Birmingham – reducing payments for this life-saving therapy…

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Kidney Care Partners Releases Comprehensive ‘Strategic Blueprint’ for Improving Quality

‘First-of-Its-Kind’ Report Could ‘Change the Quality Paradigm’ for U.S. Renal Care Washington, DC – Kidney Care Partners (KCP), a broad-based coalition of patient advocates, dialysis professionals, care providers, researchers and manufacturers, today released a comprehensive, first-of-its-kind report designed to accelerate improvement in the quality of kidney care in the United States. The blueprint initiative, launched…

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KCP Releases ‘Blueprint’ for Improving Kidney Care Quality

Published by Nephrology News & Issues Mark E. Neumann March 4, 2014 A new initiative developed by Kidney Care Partners calls for renewed focus on improving outcomes in the kidney disease population, based on goals that include cutting down on hospitalizations, improving health-related quality of life and patient experience with care, and increasing patient survival….

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Coalition Offers Broad Framework to Improve Kidney Care

Published by Modern Healthcare Jessica Zigmond March 3, 2014 A coalition of patient advocates, dialysis-care providers and manufacturers today will unveil a comprehensive new framework for kidney care across the country that identifies four goals: improve survival, reduce hospitalizations, improve health-related quality of life, and improve patient experience with care. Kidney Care Partners—established in 2003…

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